Ayothaya Floating Market & Elephant Village, Ayutthaya

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Located on an island in the middle of a large pond, Ayothaya Floating Market & Elephant Village boasts over 200 shops selling everything from clothing to food. If you get tired of shopping, rent a paddle boat to explore the pond, or join a boat tour around the island and admire the architecture. This unique shopping experience is right next door to an elephant camp, too, so you can ride one of the gentle giants during your trip or watch them put on a show. Plan your Ayothaya Floating Market & Elephant Village visit and explore what else you can see and do in Ayutthaya using our Ayutthaya vacation route planner.
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Where to stay in Ayutthaya

Boasting very popular sightseeing attractions, the city of Ayutthaya offers plenty of choice when it comes to accommodations. Encircled by rivers, the town center provides everything from budget guesthouse rooms to more exclusive hotels, occupying architectural landmarks from the colonial era. Outside of the center, expect to find motels and budget accommodation next to main roads, and pricier resorts and hotels nestled up to attractive rivers.
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  • It's a good place to shop cheap... shops have similar goods but the prices vary in different shops... so just look around before buying from the first shop you see  more »
  • Came out of curiosity, left immediately with a bad taste in mouth. Elephants hit with jagged hooks while carrying tourists. HIGHLY UNETHICAL. Avoid if you care about animals. In addition place not aut...  more »
  • It called floating market but I didn't see many floating boats. Only few of them and mostly are just people selling foods on the ground. Food quality is low and I am pretty sure I got stomachache from...  more »
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  • I came into the market village with my motorbike and was not charged entrance. I believe the 300 baht fee is required if you want to take the boat around the village. I would probably recommend against this as you can just walk around (which gives you more freedom surely). Lots of unique clothing available and plenty of places to eat at. I would recommend eating in the central island as you can sit on cute mats around a low table while you eat your food. I went quite early (10am) and there weren't many white tourists around.
  • They make you pay 200 bhat per person, it is free for Thai people, but it's a scam because you can enter the floating market from around the corner. This entrance is actually for the animal show and if you want to see just the floating market (nothing special by the way, just another Thai tourist trap of course) you don't need to get in from this entrance. Scams and corruption everywhere in Thailand unfortunately. Ayutthaya is an awesome place BUT YOU DON'T NEED TO SEE THIS ATTRACTION AT ALL!!
  • This market is big enough and it is a destination worth to pay a visit, due to the products are cheap enough and mostly visited by locals. Just I dislike for the entrance fee of 200B/adult and the food they sold are less nice 😕
  • This place is lovely, small and full with handcraft souvenirs and local food, the prices are very reasonable. Try the fish massage is wonderful and completely different.
  • free for thai. 200THB entrance for foreigner (expat or tourist)... IT's a market..... i never paid to entry in a market.... i don't recommend this floating market. they are other floating market in thailand, you can choose an other one if you whish